This Clean Elections Publicity statement is made of win!

Okay, so there are two Republicans vying for State Senate in LD23. Steve Smith is the boilerplate Tea Party candidate: Booooooorrring. Luckily there’s a snazzier choice in Matt Byers. It gets funnier every time you read it. Try it in different voices. Matt Byers, you are the single greatest thing to happen to Clean Elections. […]

Phyllis Schlafly: Single ladies, he shoulda put a ring on it so you wouldn’t have voted for Obama

Gotta love these conservative women. “Unmarried women, 70% of unmarried women, voted for Obama, and this is because when you kick your husband out, you’ve got to have big brother government to be your provider,” said Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum and infamous for her opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment. Because somebody’s gotta take […]

How to make that regressive cigarette tax even more regressive?

Pass Prop 302, that’s how. It’s the Legislature’s referendum to redirect the revenue collected from the First Things First cigarette tax to the general fund. The money will go directly to the coffers of the Chamber of Commerce in the form of more tax cuts to fat cats as God and John Kavanaugh intended. First […]

Happy (belated) Birthday ADA. It’s not so happy for Arizona’s current and future disabled people.

The Americans with Disabilites Act turned 20 years old yesterday. The act was signed into law by President GHW Bush on June 26, 1990. It sought to address discrimination in employment, housing, accommodations, and other areas against physically and mentally disabled people. The reviews on it in practice are mixed but most disability activists I’ve […]

Arizona’s GOP delegation shows its contempt for rape victims yet again

H/T to commenter Todd for linking me to this. What is it with them? This past Wednesday the House of Representatives passed a bill that would enable authorities on Indian reservations to better coordinate with the Feds to prosecute non-native rape suspects and provide assistance to rape victims. For some reason, 92 members saw fit […]

Thank you, Dan Nowicki, for clearing it up for us.

John McCain’s embedded reporter uh, I mean, Arizona Rebublic journalist Dan Nowicki informs us that JD Hayworth (God help me for appearing to defend him) has gone off the reservation. JD condemns of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu for appearing on an Aryan Nation radio show and demands that John McCain withdraw ads featuring Babeu […]

Who’s Babeu-zzling whom?

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu claims he didn’t know what type of show he was calling in to when he was interviewed by “The Political Cesspool”, a weekly radio show that flies its white nationalist, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, and homophobic freak flag proudly. (The hosts of The Political Cesspool claim Babeu was aware.) From the outset […]

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